Tag Archives: Halloween

Vampire Killer Starter Pack

My house is right next to a graveyard and consequently when the moon is full, and the dogs start howling I often hear strange scratchings and scufflings and the room temperature drops until I can see my breath. Last year, … Continue reading

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The Listeners – Walter De La Mare

The dark wood, wind whistling through the trees, the lone traveller and the seemingly deserted house. These are the typical ingredients for a classic, ghostly tale, and so it is with Walter De La Mare’s ‘The Listeners’. It’s a poem … Continue reading

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Vampires – Down at the Hotel Dread

Here at Henry Towers we’re getting more than a little excited about the imminent arrival of hallowe’en. Any excuse to dress-up, and we’ve been planning our costumes for months. As we do every year, we’ll be hollowing out pumpkins, concocting blood cocktails, baking … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en – A Dark Dark Wood, Witches, Warlocks and Ghouls!

The last night in October was thought to be the most haunted night of the year. It was the night when witches, hobgobblins, wizards, and evil spirits came back to earth to cast their magic spells, enchantments and curses. Hallowe’en … Continue reading

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The Witch, the Maid and the Gold in the Chimney -with tips on how to tell it…

The best stories for oral telling are those that contain lots of repetition. The key is to get the audience involved. It could be through joining in with repeated phrases, miming an action like ‘huffing, puffing and blowing’ or stirring … Continue reading

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